Characterization of MgAl2O4 Sintered Ceramics
Fahrenholtz, William G.
Pavlović, Vladimir B.
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Single phase MgAl2O4 was made from a one-to-one molar ratio of MgO and Al2O3 powders mixed using ball-milling. Mixtures of MgO and Al2O3 were subsequently treated in planetary ball mill for 30, 60, 90 and 120 minutes in air. The aim of this study was to examine phase composition, microstructure, and densification behavior of sintered specimens. After sintering in dilatometer at 1500 degrees C, the powder was converted to single phase MgAl2O4. The results show that mechanical activation improved the densification behavior of MgAl2O4 sintered specimens, and it reduced the onset temperature for sintering by approx. 100 degrees C. Based on dilatometer data, powders were subsequently densified at 1450 degrees C by hot pressing. Almost all specimens exhibited full density, while sample activated for 30 minutes showed the fastest densification rate.
Keywords:Mechanical activation / Sintering / XRD / SEM / Spinel
Source:Science of Sintering, 2019, 51, 4, 363-376
- Međunarodni Institut za nauku o sinterovanju, Beograd
Funding / projects:
- info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MESTD/Basic Research (BR or ON)/172057/RS// (RS-172057)
- info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MESTD/Integrated and Interdisciplinary Research (IIR or III)/45007/RS// (RS-45007)